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Funeral service scheduled for Brittany Murphy

Brittanymurphy Brittany Murphy, the 32-year-old actress who died Sunday at her Hollywood Hills home, will be buried today during a private funeral service at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

Murphy died of a sudden cardiac arrest, officials said. A law enforcement source, who declined to be named because of the ongoing investigation, said Murphy suffered internal bleeding before her death.

It was unclear if an underlying medical condition might have caused or contributed to her death. She was taking prescription drugs for medical ailments, authorities said.

LAPD officials said today that they have finished their initial investigation into Murphy's death and concluded there were no signs that a crime occurred.

The medical examiner has completed an autopsy, but an official cause of death will be deferred until tests determine what substances, if any, were in her system.

Murphy, who starred in such films as "8 Mile," "Clueless" and "Sin City," has been fondly remembered by fellow actors as well as directors and producers for her acting skills and work ethic.

Various entertainment websites have reported details of the funeral, but it is closed to the public.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Brittany Murphy in 2008. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.

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Sad to see such a young person pass like this before the holidays. I enjoyed all the movies that she was in. I felt she had a raw quality to her. She seemed sweet.

My thoughts and prayers go to her mother and family. May she rest in peace.

It's sad because her friends and family will always remember Christmas eve as the day they buried Brittany.

Our heatrs and preyers are with you.......................

She had a very lively heart. One of the most endearing personalities if one could only reach through to it and see it. She understood both gift and consequence and she was a bubbly, shining and wounderously spectacular character, hiding neath a veneer of a cultural conformity.

If she would have stayed out of films for a year and gone on a tour of some foreign country and possibly taken up something descriptive and dramatic--like photography...she would have returned to Hollywood much more staid and complete and would have had der dreams realized about being an top tier player in the industry. You grow into those roles. She is so much more excitable, chatty and happy than I thought of her.


My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.

My prayers go out to her and her family.


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